Fronteras Desk News

Major Amazon Warehouse Opens In Hermosillo
The warehouse will serve Northern Mexico, and provide next-day delivery to Prime customers in several major Sonoran cities, and same-day shipping in Hermosillo.
Aug. 20, 2021
AMLO Admits Protections For Journalists Insufficient
On Thursday, a journalist was gunned down in the Mexican state of Veracruz. In response, the country’s president has said that protections for journalists are inadequate — a rare admission from a Mexican leader.
Aug. 20, 2021
U.S. Court Will Hear Mexican Suit Against Gun Manufacturers
A U.S. federal court will hear litigation against U.S. gun manufacturers filed by the Mexican government earlier this month.
Aug. 20, 2021
More Than 2M COVID-19 Shots Given In Sonora
This week, neighboring Sonora, Mexico, surpassed an important milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign: more than 2 million shots have been given across the state.
Aug. 19, 2021
UNICEF To Support Mexico’s Return In-Person Classes
With Mexico recording all-time high daily coronavirus case counts in recent weeks, many are concerned about the government’s plans to send students back to in-person classes this month. But the United Nations Children’s Fund in Mexico says it supports the decision.
Aug. 19, 2021
Investigation Reveals Failures To Prosecute Child Sex Crimes On Tribal Lands
A new investigation by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism is shedding a light on sex abuse of children in Indian Country.
Aug. 19, 2021
Flagstaff Braces For Cleanup After Historic Rains
Officials called it a 200- to 500-year rain event, unlikely even at the lower end. But it fell on the burn scar from the 2019 Museum Fire. It flooded a school and dozens of homes. Some areas saw 4 inches of rain.
Aug. 18, 2021
Deal To End Toll Booth Protests In Sonora Falls Through
Earlier this week, officials in Mexico announced they had reached an agreement with protesters at a toll booth in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. But protesters say they aren’t confident leaders will keep their word.
Aug. 18, 2021
Mexico Processing Applications For Afghan Refugees
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has raised concerns about a humanitarian crisis in the country as large numbers of people try to flee. In response, Mexico says it will begin accepting Afghan refugees.
Aug. 18, 2021
500+ Soldiers Sent To Sonora In Attempt To Reduce Violence
They'll be divided up between three cities, two of which have seen violence increase dramatically in recent years.
Aug. 17, 2021
Mexican Official: U.S.-Mexico Border Restrictions Unlikely To Ease Over ‘Short Term’
A top Mexican official is throwing cold water on the prospect of northbound border crossing restrictions easing soon. The northbound crossing restrictions will have been in place for a year and a half on Sept. 21.
Aug. 17, 2021
Gender Violence Alert To Be Activated In Sonora
The federal tool is set to be activated in six Sonoran municipalities, including Hermosillo and the border cities of Nogales and San Luis Rio Colorado.
Aug. 16, 2021
Sonoran Gov. Wants More Police In Violence Hot Spots
He cited recent explosions of violence in Caborca and Magdalena of examples of when local forces could be subordinated to state authorities.
Aug. 16, 2021
Akimel Oodham Artist Unveils Exhibit In UNCONTAINED Series
Zachary Justin drew from his outdoor environs in the Gila River Indian Community for the Roosevelt Row mural that features saguaros, birds, mountains and Indigenous symbols with a color palette that is heavy on blues, purples and magentas.
Aug. 16, 2021
Former Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye Dies
Navajo Nation officials have called for all flags on the vast reservation be flown at half-staff to honor former tribal President Kelsey Begaye. They said Begaye, who served as Navajo Nation president from 1999 to 2003, died of natural causes Friday in Flagstaff. He was 70.
Aug. 16, 2021
Navajo, Cherokee Nations Discussing Intertribal Treaty
The Cherokee Nation traveled to the Navajo Nation to continue talks on a proposed treaty between the two nations. The treaty would allow the nations to enter inter-governmental relations to support one another on a number of issues.
Aug. 15, 2021
Heavy Rains In Sonora Bring Drought Respite — At Least For Now
Rainfall is up significantly over last year, and the state's reservoirs are steadily filling after falling to historically low levels.
Aug. 13, 2021
During Pandemic, 10,000 Schools Vandalized In Mexico
As Mexico prepares to reopen schools for the first time since the start of the pandemic, many are worried about the conditions their children’s schools are in. Last week, officials reported on the number of schools that were vandalized during the pandemic.
Aug. 13, 2021
Mexico Hits New Record For Daily COVID-19 Cases
Daily coronavirus cases hit new record highs this week in Mexico. On Thursday, Mexico’s health ministry posted nearly 25,000 daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide — the second-straight record-setting day this week.
Aug. 13, 2021
As Cases Rise, Navajo Nation Plans More COVID-19 Restrictions
The Navajo Nation plans to reinstate some COVID-19 restrictions as cases on the reservation rise. “It’s not time for us to stop following these protocols," said President Jonathan Nez.
Aug. 12, 2021